heightened sense of smell menopause

I am 48 in premenopausal and I am wondering if all this is related to tat and the fibro and the thyroid issue. I can smell garlic on someone's breath a mile away. I hate the way meat smells now, im 50 years. I was really that sensitive 24/7 with no let up. I drive a city bus and there are certain buses that have this smell - it's like a combo of old cherry flavored pipe tobacco with some sort of vanilla deodorizer- all over a nasty dead smell. I resist that urge, so don't worry. Dysguesia may be due to the heightened sense of smell that women also experience during pregnancy 1. I have just started on HRT as I am premenopausal, and my colleague had just come off her HRT, so it appears to be hormone related. I cannot believe this. I have been on bioidentical progesteone cream for almost 2 months, initially because I gained 25 pounds after having, Hi Wray, I have symptoms of estrogen dominance and am currently pregnant. I am perimenopausal and have been for about 4 years. We eliminated all of those too. So don’t go scouring yourself trying to get super clean! This means that less mucus is made. You've been through hectic stress, so the adrenals will be stressed too. So when your get overheated and start to sweat the moisture released through your pores is going to smell different. Yes it smells like swell water burning hair. But during perimenopause, when your hormones are still fluctuating, you can find you get an increase in the amount of mucus discharge. My very first pregnancy ended in miscarriage. What is that smell? Hormonal changes are the most common reason for a heightened sense of smell, especially those that occur during menstruation and pregnancy. Three markers are sensitivity to smells, loud noise and bright light. This perceptual disorder arises when there is an abnormally increased signal at any point between the olfactory receptors and the olfactory cortex. There are smell receptors on the vocal cords that get heightened and you can smell things others can't and some odors are overwhelmingly strong. Well, after all that and I was still smelling this nauseating smell and I started to smell my clothes. Join in and write your own page! Menopause body odor can smell differently from the body odor you used to get before your hormones started to change. OMG I thought I was going to pass out from the smell. I've not found one paper, and it's not likely it will ever be researched either. A search of my symptoms brought me to your website...again. Ask anyone who’s been pregnant if hormones effect sense of smell. Lost in Menopause Land, all symptoms a go, from blanking out to hot flashes & the newest...A sense of smell like a Bionic Dog (Truth = a Bionic Bitch). I'm not going to lie. Anyway, it's great not to be alone in this confusing and unpleasant world of smells. Burning eyes and headaches from any synthetic smells. My bedding, towels, clothes all smell after a couple of minutes contact with me. It doesn't make me sick. I am 48 and for about 3 years cant handle any smells! During pregnancy there were certain smells that would set me off. Another one seems horrible and chemical and I used to think it smelled wonderful and spicy. 8 months in now and that is all forgotten! Also, the smell of people who've gone out drinking the night before - they smell like bad onions!!! Thrush and bacterial vaginosis often become more frequent visitors to ladies at this stage of their lives. Now, what I smell is annoying. It feels good to know am not alone. You're already doing all you can to restore health, particularly eliminating all the foods which convert to glucose, so happy to hear that. At this point I have eliminated all fragrance in my house, all cleaners with chemicals, laundry detergent, fabric softener, fabric softener sheets perfumes, body lotion any aerosol sprays, even under arm deodorant. As the body tries to cool itself, women may produce more and stronger-smelling sweat, in menopause. But now I wonder. Some come in wearing very heavy perfume or cologne and I can barely stand it when I help them. I was also developing sudden sensitivities to certain foods that I had safely eaten my entire life. I have no bladder control and I can barely eat because of the constant FULL pregnant feeling...I feel miserable. Because oestrogen is involved in the production of the vaginal mucus that naturally lubricates that part of your pelvic area a drop in its levels affects production. Really awful! Because the hormonal changes that happen during menopause disrupt the friendly bacteria that live in your vagina it has an impact on your urinary tract too. It's gotten so bad this past year that I can't go to the mall shopping. It’s not uncommon to notice a wheaty, fishy or even an ammonia type odor. Over the last few days I have noticed a lot of symptoms of perimenopause worsening.I have had smell sensitivity with feelings of nausea. I have noticed this overwhelming sensitivity to odors that makes me want to gag. Healthy discharge is generally clear or white in colour. How? There seems to be a connection between hormones, especially in peri-menopause and menopause and smell. My new Neti Pot and putting a little progesterone in the nose has helped alleviate the dry, stuffy nose I was experiencing. They were fresh out of the laundry. It’s a vicious circle and not helpful at all. Often due to surgery or a hereditary trait. Now after IVF, I'm pregnant with twins, and much to my surprise, I still smell of Mexican spices and sweat..... My hormones must have changed surely??? Please have that test. Cos too many of them wearing washing powder/fabric conditioner smell or perfume or aftershave odour, or sigs odour or car's fuels smell, the ones, that just came from car. Then drs. Unfortunately it’s not just the pleasant ones you start to notice but the nasty ones too. It can really knock their confidence, which may already be affected by the menopause. This may sound like an odd title for a blog about menopause. Which is not only uncomfortable but can be upsetting too. I honestly can't say how or when. Oddly, some women report a heightened sense of smell for certain things. I'm 63. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. I have a perfume I love that smells mostly of roses and a bit of lemon - well, the roses are gone. It bothers me ! Just joining this discussion regarding menopause and inflammation. I don't think there's a one-size fits all approach. Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. Although this web site is not intended to be prescriptive, it is intended, and hoped, that it will induce in you a sufficient level of scepticism about some health care practices to impel you to seek out medical advice that is not captive to purely commercial interests, or blinded by academic and institutional hubris. I pretty much lost mine after an unnecessary hysterectomy. Some of the psychological symptoms associated with perimenopause and postmenopause can also increase sweating. I also continue to take gaba every single day as well as 100-200 mg of progesterone and 5,000 IU of Vitamin D. But the big page turner for me was the advice from Wray to eliminate wheat and other high-estrogen foods from my diet and to incorporate tons of leafy greens. Am happy to know am not alone i sometime think i will lose my mine its over 5 years since am taking a funny smell am 56 i don,t know what to do am hoping to find a cure am losing weight because it is stressing me out. This may not be the only gene associated with hyperosmia, however, and the condition could be related to several genes. My allergies are awful and I am getting headaches...I have used progesterone cream in the past but felt some of my symptoms became worse so I stopped...initially it really helped my mood. I was feeling so discouraged at this point in my life, almost a feeling of being alone, perhaps the only one who was suffering extreme and unexplainable symptoms. Tonight it took everything in me not to vomit. Simply click here to return to Progesterone faq. In a 1975 study (yes, you read 1975! My friends are great, they will unplug their air freshener's and not wear a lot of perfume when they want to spend time with me. I had a relatively early menopause at age 40 and up until a year ago was still having terrible hot flushes, now a little easier thank god , but for the last 2 years my sense of smell has gone haywire . Taste too to some degree, but I think that is a byproduct of the sense of smell. My sense of smell wasn't my super power..... Now, suddenly, super aware (all very strange!). I feel fine as long as I'm not around any products with perfumes, cologne, air freshner's and strong cleaning products. This past week has been rough and in my "madness" I didn't connect it with menopause. I've just begun my fourth cycle on prog. Certain symptoms of menopause can increase sweat production, which in turn, can lead to a change in body odor. She had loads of tests and the Drs never found a cause, but we all had to be careful about not putting on too much perfume etc. In rare cases, anxiety or depression. And one of the ways your body detoxes is through your skin. I'm a single 57 yr. old and live alone. So horrible! Turns out they did not smell as bad as I thought they would, but... that night when I woke up for my first hot flash, the smell was so overwelhming that I though it would be impossible to go back to sleep. Some researchers even believe that morning sickness is due at least in part, to this heightened sensitivity to odors. It's been a while. It just makes me wonder, "what the heck was that?" The feeling of not being able to take in enough air is quite tormenting. But I'm not pouring myself a glass to enjoy while sitting down to watch a movie. Yes, some women do notice a change in their sense of smell. Because your inner workings are under more strain due to hormonal changes the detoxing process can be affected. I started wondering if I was pregnant again, but since my husband had a vasectomy nearly two years ago, and given my condition, it seems extremely unlikely. I call it “The Hell of my Forties”. Spirulina is a good protein source, but so is fish. Will progesterone help my sense of smell get back in line? Dysguesia differs from the cravings or aversions that women may experience. Talking for any length of time can be a bit of a nightmare. Typically you will have less discharge when you’re in your postmenopause years because your oestrogen will be at the lowest it’s ever been. Everything seemed to overstimulate my sense of smell. I stepped outside to get some fresh air and somewhere a skunk had sprayed and the smell was especially unbearable (some times you just can't win.). again. I love and respect them no end for that. I definitely have a heightened sense of smell since going into surgical menopause after a complete hysterectomy (including removal of ovaries) last year. Worth a try though if you are in the USA. After the smells, I get headaches. Your sense of smell starts off at the low end of its scale due to bottomed-out estrogen. Just like wth_wife I was diagnose with a thyroid problem and fibromyalgia and are extremely sensitive to smells, perfumes, garlic, onions, chemicals, spices strong odors, etc. Hopefully I won't drop dead in the office before they can do this. How do I now those people are not here to advertise things? And a supervisor! Not until a double blind, cross over, placebo study is done will it be believed, and this is highly unlikely! I remember typing the question above about sensitivity to smells, noises, etc. Post partum depression. But during the menopause years women can find that smells of different kinds become a bit of a problem. I am a 50-year-old-female just entering menopause & recently diagnosed with N.M.O. Pointing toward possible adrenal fatigue. Having this forum to turn to has been lifesaving. I too have been introduced to menopause surgically 15 years ago. A heightened sense of smell. Unfortunately, I have no answers to this conundrum. A dislike to strong and overwhelming smells, sometimes becoming unbearable. You start to pick up on scents and odors that you never noticed before. Anyone got any ideas? As the result of it, i can not go to most places, which normal humans go and enjoy themselves.I have no close friends and it is not easy to make any close friends in a new country (England), where i am now and with this horrible affliction i can not be near most people. I also find air-fresheners scents to be extremely strong. If you have never been sick then everyone else that claims to be sick is just crazy to them unless they are educated, loving, and patient. I googled smell sensitivity today because my house seems filled with awful smells and wondered about hormonal imbalance. I am about to speak with my Hormone Doc tomorrow and plan on asking her thoughts. I have also had a whole body MRI only because I'm donating a kidney, all my blood work is good we can find nothing wrong with me. So when the level of oestrogen changes it has a knock on effect. If he has allergies then bring it on and let him have a regular dose of that suffering. You really need to see an immunologist to check for VCD and GI for reflux, which also affects VCD and throat clearing. Unfriendly bacteria and dryness add to the unpleasant odors and can also cause infection. Well, perhaps on a really bad enemy, it depends on the day!! Will the madness, the inner chaos lessen and eventually disappear? Both the pleasant and the not so pleasant ones. Now this is little bit of a strange one, but it is really common in the menopause. I have huge fibroids and they feel like they double in size for 7-10 days before my period. He gets to sit in it at his desk and have it adjusted for his height. Also, we have a large immigrant community from Africa in my town, and normally I love African spices & food, but the smell of their clothes from the food smells in their homes, or something! I'm 55 years old. I know I've asked this before, but are your vitamin D levels high enough, as that too causes a susceptibility to allergens if low. May our families (and we) survive our temporary craziness! I would not wish this malady on anybody. If you get regular hot flushes and night sweats you will be sweating a lot more within 24 hours than you’ve ever done before. Has anyone else had similar experience? Infections can also give you abdominal pain, fever and sometimes there’s a little blood in the mucus. I first posted December of last year that I believe February I may have even posted again. No one else seems to be offended by it. Hi everyone. Just one day my body relaxed and calmed. I have always had a 28 days cycle. Headaches and migraines. Interesting stuff about the adrenals. The spirulina changed my life. This is known as stress incontinence and along with urge incontinence (overactive bladder) it can cause concern about bad smells. Converted it's 28.32ng/ml and should be 70 to 100ng/ml. I have not been consistent with my vitamin intake, but I did not think this was a big deal. The other day I was having an Anaphylaxis attack at work and was telling my supervisor about it in an upset tone and another supervisor butted in to lecture me about how I should talk. I love garlic and never understood the big deal about "garlic breath." This aspect annoyed Dr Dalton who wrote about it, saying there comes a time when thousands of anecdotes do add up. It is so scary and frustrating. And I'm so sensitive to garlic. In fact the watery discharge can be quite heavy and a lot of women say they feel like they’re wetting themselves. I thought I was losing my mind! I smell them on me constantly, I shower and can smell them washing off me, and when I dry myself, I can still smell it on my skin. I plan on breastfeeding, Its free and will bring you important new information on progesterone therapy and related health matters, Home | Contact | Newsletter | Index of Symptoms | News |  Progesterone cream | Privacy policy | Blog | About | FAQ. I am so relieved to read of others suffering with the same symptoms of sudden nasal congestion and sinus pressure with the onset of my lovely hot flashes. If you go to your health food store you can find all natural things and find natural cosmetics online. Even things that should have no scent. I go to the movies when the theater is almost empty. May this not last as long as my mother says. I'm just glad I found this page I really felt like I was losing my mind. I'm drinking it for better health. I understand what the person suffering from nose smell is trying to say, because am equally suffering from this. WTH?!!! I wonder what is next. 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